East Arkansas Community College

1700 Newcastle Rd
Forrest City, AR 72335-2204
Tel: (870)633-4480
  • As an open-door, two-year institution of higher education, East Arkansas Community College's primary focus is a commitment to learning by educating and preparing students to become responsible citizens and contributing members of society.
School Highlights
  • East Arkansas Community College serves 1,268 students (43% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
  • East Arkansas Community College is the only community colleges within St. Francis County, AR.
  • The nearest community college is Arkansas State University Mid-South (31.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
East Arkansas Community College (AR) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 50 staff 61 staff
East Arkansas Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,268 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,268 students 1,593 students
East Arkansas Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1 26:1
East Arkansas Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 541 students 706 students
East Arkansas Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 727 students 887 students
East Arkansas Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
East Arkansas Community College Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
East Arkansas Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2013-2016)
% Asian
1%
1%
East Arkansas Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
6%
5%
East Arkansas Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
34%
19%
East Arkansas Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
57%
70%
East Arkansas Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
East Arkansas Community College More (2013-2016)
East Arkansas Community College Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.56 0.47
East Arkansas Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
13%
24%
East Arkansas Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $24,800 $28,600
East Arkansas Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,880 is less than the state average of $2,998. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,390 is less than the state average of $4,846. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,880 $2,998
East Arkansas Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,390 $4,846
East Arkansas Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95% 95%
East Arkansas Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $2,500 $9,500
East Arkansas Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $1,999 $5,999
East Arkansas Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College is dedicated to promoting the intellectual and cultural advancement of the community and to fostering tolerance and mutual respect among its members by offering the human and physical resources of the College. Through these efforts and through its cooperation with other educational institutions, the College is an active partner in the economic and social progress of Eastern Arkansas. Our primary focus is providing students with information and tools to help them make good choices. Academic advisors work closely with students throughout their college stay to establish trust and cultivate long-term advisor-advisee relationships. Students can expect to receive advising that encompasses exploration of life goals; exploration of vocational goals; program and course choices; and scheduling courses. The Learning Resource Center opened in December of 2000. The 15,000 square foot building houses the EACC Library, the Business and Industry Training Center, Continuing and Community Education, Tech Prep, the Distance Learning Lab, the Multimedia Lab, two conference rooms, and two classrooms. EACC offers many opportunities for students to participate in music courses and activities.

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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,998 per year for in-state students and $4,846 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,679 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.